why did brad sell all his 800s

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Re: why did brad sell all his 800s

Post by TDHFastback » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:56 am

Lovely to hear from you Brad.
The forum hasn't been the same since you left.

Remember your always welcome for a brew if your passing.

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Re: why did brad sell all his 800s

Post by midnite » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:07 pm

yeah don't go yet brad, i only just got here really.

must say that interest in the 800 seems fairly strong in a small kind of way at the moment, the cars are still worth 2 chickens and a turnip but that works in favour of anyone wanting to buy one, but against anyone inventing or remaking/making new parts for them, but you can't have it all i guess.
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Re: why did brad sell all his 800s

Post by Dickie524 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:42 pm

I think you're right midnite - several mentions in Practical Classics recently too, and a couple of small articles. Plus a fledgling owners club - I suspoect as you say, there is a micro-bubble forming :-)
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Re: why did brad sell all his 800s

Post by gyrobird » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:21 pm

The differnce nowadays is that you may be able to get one for the two chickens and a turnip but it won't go through the MOT like they did when I was buying them for the same money.

£150 for an MOt'd and taxed Mk1 Sterling was common place five or ten years ago.

You try getting one now for that.

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Re: why did brad sell all his 800s

Post by CHR15E » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:53 pm

£150 was expensive by my experience. :D ;)
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Re: why did brad sell all his 800s

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:22 pm

Finding a Mk1 Sterling these days is an achievement, never mind one for sale!
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Re: why did brad sell all his 800s

Post by gyrobird » Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:26 pm

scoobyh123 wrote:Finding a Mk1 Sterling these days is an achievement, never mind one for sale!
How about finding one with everything working ?

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Re: why did brad sell all his 800s

Post by Captain Sensible » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:01 pm

Alucard7002 wrote:Who knows! :-)


I'm fed up of muscling the 800 around roundabouts and corners that a modern shopping trolley whizzes round with ease.
I'm also fed up with tinkering in the sense for a daily driver I want reliability and consistency. I still want a second vehicle (toy) to tinker with but it wouldn't be my daily and it wouldn't be an 800 ;-)
I know that feeling! I've got "beeched" more than once on mini roundabouts...

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Re: why did brad sell all his 800s

Post by Alucard7002 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:07 pm

O_o how low is your 800 to come close to scraping speed bumps and mini roundabouts?
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